Young Offenders dance goes international

Young Offenders dance goes international
John and Eveanna performing The Young Offenders dance in Dubai.

A Cork couple, who went travelling for 14 weeks recreated the iconic Young Offenders dance in each of the countries they visited.

The routine, which has become a hallmark scene of the hit film and TV series features lovable rogues Conor and Jock performing a series of high kicks to intense techno music.

Much loved by Cork residents, one young couple has raised the bar and performed the dance in nine countries during their 14 week travel adventures.

John O'Flynn, aged 26 from Rochestown and his fiancée, Eveanna Kearney aged 25 from Montenotte decided to take 14 weeks leave from their nursing jobs to see some of the world.

"We're both big fans of The Young Offenders and I thought it would be a bit of a laugh if we learnt the dance before heading off so we could document us performing it in every country we visited, " John told The Echo

Still from The Young Offenders with actors Alex Murphy and Chris Walley
Still from The Young Offenders with actors Alex Murphy and Chris Walley

John, who auditioned for and featured in the hit series admitted it took a while for him to nail all the steps.

"Eveanna took the lead there," he laughed.

"She used to teach ballet so she helped me out a lot."

Equipped with a tripod, John and Eveanna performed the dance in all of the nine countries they visited, from bustling cities like Brisbane to remote locations in Fiji. 

"We definitely got a few funny looks, particularly in Brisbane because it was so busy where we filmed, but it was worth it for the craic," John said. 

So far the video has gotten a great reaction, receiving the seal of approval from The Young Offenders cast member, Alex Murphy (Conor).

With a wedding coming up in the near future, we can only hope this is John and Eveanna's first dance. 

John and Eveanna performing The Young Offenders dance in Brisbane.
John and Eveanna performing The Young Offenders dance in Brisbane.

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